Thames Ditton

Junior School

A place to learn, a place to grow

We have an INSET Day on Friday 17th November and the school will be closed to all pupils.

Term Dates

Term Dates 2017/18


I can confirm that we will return to school on September 4th 2017.  The first two days back will be INSET days.  Therefore the children will start back to school on Wednesday 6th September 2017.  The last day of the Summer Term will also be an INSET day.  Therefore the last day for the children will be Friday 20th July 2018.


  Start     Half Term Finish
Autumn Term September 4th 2017 October 23th - 27th 2017

December 21st 2017

Spring Term January 4th 2018 February 12th - 16th 2018 March 29th 2018
Summer Term April 16th 2018 May 28th to June 1st 2018 July 23rd 2018


Inset Days*

Monday 4th September 2017

Tuesday 5th September 2017

Friday 17th November 2017

Friday 25th May 2018

Monday 23rd July 2018

* Every school has a number of INSET (In Service Educational Training) days for staff training, which are an important part of a teacher's professional development.  The Government is committed to raising standards of education, and supporting teachers to do this by providing the training and development opportunities they need. INSET days are an important tool for head teachers to help their staff keep their skills and knowledge up-to-date. At TDJS we have used our Inset days to update staff on safeguarding and  prevent duty, first aid, pupil's mental health and to further their professional development.   Pupils should not be in school on an Inset Day.